Handwashing and Hygiene

A checklist to ensure a safe workplace

Use the checklist below to ensure that your employer/workplace is on top of everything they need to be around hygeine: 

  • Handwashing facilities/sanitiser station? 
  • Enhanced cleaning of all touch points? 
  • Enhanced cleaning at end of day, regular cleaning during day, etc.? 
  • PPE: 
    • Available?,  
    • Properly stored?  
    • Guidance on use available?  
    • Appropriate disposal?  
  • Cleaning stations to enable safe waste disposal? 
  • Controlled use of toilet facilities, including access and reducing safe system of flushing toilets with seats down to reduce aerosol spread of Covid-19 infection? 
  • Controlled use of canteen/rest areas?  
  • Staggered breaks?  
  • Review of catering facilities and food preparation and distribution?  
  • Review of first aid including update on training? 
  • Isolation area identified?  
  • Temporary removal or restriction on use of shared equipment? 
  • Review of COSHH assessments for all cleaning chemicals and appropriate PPE? 
  • No hot desking  


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